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Dissecting the changes in Florida's redrawn congressional districts

What has changed in the new congressional map? Linda Qiu And Derek Tsang of the Tampa Bay Times took a look. See map and more details here:

 

DISTRICT 5 DISTRICT 10
POLITICS 68.4% voted for Barack Obama in 2008 compared to70.5% in the old district. 48.0% voted for Barack Obama in 2008 compared to 47.2% in the old district.
VOTING AGE POPULATION GREW BY 0.2% OVERALL.

 

6.66% of potential voters previously in the district were moved, with most redrawn into District 7 to the east.

GREW BY 1.1% PERCENT OVERALL.

 

18.69% of potential voters previously in the district were moved, with most redrawn into District 9 to the east.

MINORITIES(PERCENT OF VOTING AGE POPULATION) 48.1% African-American, reduced by 2%

 

10.3% Hispanic, reduced by 0.8%

12.2% African-American, increased 1.1%

 

16.9% Hispanic, increased 2.7%

GEOGRAPHY 3,500 FEET AT ITS NARROWEST POINT in eastern Clay County, growing to 48 miles wide between Alachua and Putnam counties.

 

140 MILES LONG.

19.1 MILES AT ITS NARROWEST POINT in Lake County, growing to 39 miles wide between Lake and Orange counties.

 

66 MILES LONG.

AREA GREW BY 495 SQUARE MILES, now 2,031 square miles overall. GREW BY 184 SQUARE MILES, now 1,584 square miles overall.
  DISTRICT 5 DISTRICT 10
POLITICS 68.4% voted for Barack Obama in 2008 compared to70.5% in the old district. 48.0% voted for Barack Obama in 2008 compared to 47.2% in the old district.
VOTING AGE POPULATION GREW BY 0.2% OVERALL.

 

6.66% of potential voters previously in the district were moved, with most redrawn into District 7 to the east.

GREW BY 1.1% PERCENT OVERALL.

 

18.69% of potential voters previously in the district were moved, with most redrawn into District 9 to the east.

MINORITIES(PERCENT OF VOTING AGE POPULATION) 48.1% African-American, reduced by 2%

 

10.3% Hispanic, reduced by 0.8%

12.2% African-American, increased 1.1%

 

16.9% Hispanic, increased 2.7%

GEOGRAPHY 3,500 FEET AT ITS NARROWEST POINT in eastern Clay County, growing to 48 miles wide between Alachua and Putnam counties.

 

140 MILES LONG.

19.1 MILES AT ITS NARROWEST POINT in Lake County, growing to 39 miles wide between Lake and Orange counties.

 

66 MILES LONG.

AREA GREW BY 495 SQUARE MILES, now 2,031 square miles overall. GREW BY 184 SQUARE MILES, now 1,584 square miles overall.

 

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ed jenkins

The only people this nonsense is of any interest to is the small group of cartographers who have nothing to do and the group that claims to represent one entire sex of voters who have wasted large amounts of taxpayer confiscated money and caused massive confusion and chaos in our elections all for their own amusement with the help of a most horrible judge who has not throw these matters out as he is supposed to do.

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